Senior Business
Women's Network

An introduction

"The ambition of the Senior Business Women's Network was to create a community. We've got a group of chief executives, chairs and non-executive directors, people in leadership roles who come together have an opportunity to make new connections. We've had politicians talking about big societal challenge, chief executives and chairs talking about boardroom challenges anything from disruptive technologies right through to culture, and the challenges of leadership from a range of sectors"

Melanie Richards CBE, Deputy Chair, KPMG in the UK,
introduces the KPMG Senior Business
Women's Network

Upcoming events


Karen Blackett OBE, UK Country Manager, WPP

4th May 2020

Annual Reception - June 2020

4th June 2020

Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade

1st October 2020

Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, British Trades Union Congress

18th November 2020

Past speakers and topics

Anne Richards, CEO, Fidelity

29th January 2020

Justin Hughes, Former Red Arrow Executive Officer

28th March 2019

Alison Saunders, Former Director of Public Prosecutions and Partner at LinkLaters

24th June 2019

Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

19th September 2019

Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Chair of The B Team & Co-Founder and Chair of IMAGINE

27th November 2019

Dame Inga Beale, Former Chief Executive, Lloyd’s of London

December 2018

Being the first woman to lead Lloyds of London and diversity and inclusion within the insurance sector

Alison Rose, Division CEO, Royal Bank of Scotland

September 2018

Reflections on a career in investment banking

Annual Reception

April 2018

An overview of the 'Charles II – Art and Power' exhibition at an evening reception held at The Queen's Gallery

Dame Clara Furse DBE, Chairman of HSBC UK, part of the HSBC Group

January 2018

Insights from a unique perspective on the challenges faced and successes achieved

Cressida Dick CBE, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

November 2017

Dealing with crisis and terrorist threats and organisational resilience

Sir Simon Fraser, Former Head of the UK Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, and now Managing Partner at Flint Global Ltd

September 2017

Geopolitics, Brexit and Britain

Annual Reception

May 2017

Diana: Her fashion story

Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager, Northern Europe, Uber

March 2017

Managing rapid business growth in a challenging environment

Dame Helen Alexander, Deputy Chair, Hampton Alexander Review

January 2017

Board composition and Responsible Business (including the Hampton-Alexander Review)

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, BSkyB

November 2016

The role of media between business and society

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive, Crossrail Ltd

October 2016

The challenges of running such a major project

Annual Reception

April 2016

Evening reception held at The Queen's Gallery - Maria Merian's 'Butterflies' exhibition

Liv Garfield, Chief Executive Officer of Severn Trent plc

March 2016

Leadership tips and traits

Minister Liz Dibble, Deputy Chief of Mission - US Embassy

December 2015

Middle Eastern affairs and crisis management

Anne Bulford, Managing Director, Finance & Operations at BBC

October 2015

The value and the future of the BBC

Annual Reception

April 2015

Evening reception held at The Queen's Gallery - insight into the exhibition

Katja Hall, Deputy Director-General of CBI

January 2015

Perspectives on the General Election and the UK economy

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